The NT government's motor vehicle registry has changed the look of Territory driver's licences and photo ID cards. Starting this month, all new licences will have a new design, and notably be coloured blue. The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics said the new cards will be the first in Australia to meet international design standards. The cards will have extra safety features and will be more durable, according to the department. The following cards will also be changed to the new design. NT government executive director of transport safety and services Simon Saunders said these changes will help protect Territorians from identity theft and fraud. "Northern Territory Driver licences and all other photo ID cards issued by MVR will soon feature enhanced security elements giving the cards a new look that will be difficult to replicate," said Mr Saunders. He said the colour blue was chosen to represent the Australian flag and highlight the Territory licence as an Australian licence. According to the department, a paper receipt valid for 28 days will be issued to customers who attend a MVR office in person for licence renewals or replacement cards. The receipt acts as proof you have a driver's licence. While you're with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox each Friday at 6am from the Katherine Times. To make sure you're up to date with all the news, sign up here.